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Release date: 28 July 1975
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock


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01. Hole In The Sky
02. Don't Start (Too Late)
03. Symptom Of The Universe
04. Megalomania
05. Thrill Of It All
06. Supertzar
07. Am I Going Insane (Radio)
08. The Writ

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M C Vice - 05.04.2011 at 09:50  
Rating: 9 Awesome album. At least the equal of Paranoid.
Can't believe it's rated lower than Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Mob Rules.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 22:41  
Rating: 7 Unfortunately this album is overshadowed by the brilliance of its predecessor-nonetheless, it still has some glorious moments, such as the sprawling 'Megalomania' and mental 'Hole in the Sky'.
megadeath13 - 24.11.2012 at 13:59  
  Sabotage is another great milestone in their career. Symptom of the Universe is my favourite heavy metal song of all time and could easily be the first thrash metal song. Megolamania and hole in the sky are also great. Its the last perfect album with Ozzy
Kuroboshi - 05.04.2013 at 13:13  
Rating: 6 It starts out great with the title track and "Megalomania", but the last three songs, frankly, suck.
Ace Frawley - 06.04.2013 at 02:52  
Rating: 8
Written by Kuroboshi on 05.04.2013 at 13:13

It starts out great with the title track and "Megalomania", but the last three songs, frankly, suck.

I love "Supertzar" as a cool little bit of filler. As far as filler goes, it's killer (if that makes sense). Not a huge fan of "Am I Going Insane (Radio)" but I like "The Writ" - especially the bridge section. You are probably right, the album fades a bit but most albums do - only the great ones don't.
Lit. - 06.04.2013 at 04:17  
Written by Kuroboshi on 05.04.2013 at 13:13

It starts out great with the title track

There is no title track.
Kuroboshi - 06.04.2013 at 12:34  
Rating: 6
Written by Lit. on 06.04.2013 at 04:17

Written by Kuroboshi on 05.04.2013 at 13:13

It starts out great with the title track

There is no title track.

You're right! For some reason, I've always thought of HitS as the title track... Sorry!
Bad English - 12.07.2013 at 12:21  
  What is this? Well band totaly changed they sound, but I dont know because 2 more albums whit Ozzy left, maybe its good he was fired, and Die came in? This sound, well Hole In The Sky is best song, but rest of album is pretty week, more value is in that time vinyl it self, then music whats written.... and some songs sounds to me Led Zelepish when Robert did aaaaauaaa iiiittttttsssss bbbbllaaaaaack dooggggg , those long long vocals, seems Ozzy did it here to
Angelic Storm - 12.07.2013 at 19:52  
  Whilst overall, I do think this album is slightly lacking compared to it's immediate predecessor, some of the material on it is absolutely essential and classic. Side A (or the first 4 songs, for those who aren't old timers... ) of the album is flawless, and is on a par with all the best Sabbath album's starts. It may even be the strongest first 4 tracks on any Sabbath album. Side B is what lets the album down a bit, even though I like "Supertzar" a lot, and "The Writ" has some great aspects to it, but it's a tad overlong. It's not a great song all the way through. Overall, this is perhaps the weakest of the first 6 classic albums with Ozzy, but it does contain some of their all time best songs. There is still a lot to love here, for sure!
AtrumHiberna - 06.09.2013 at 02:23  
Rating: 9 Maybe the most underrated album of Black Sabbath.
Supernaut - 09.10.2013 at 14:34  
Rating: 10 Actually, this is a lot more prog than Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (which just had a little Rick Wakeman anyway), yet it is also catchier. Musically their most ambitious album, and brilliant from start to finish.
pkillerjp - 06.03.2014 at 18:36  
Rating: 7 Eh, too uneven, and I don't look to Sabbath for Prog, we have Rush for that. This is a step down from the prime era Ozzy albums, most notably the 2nd and 3rd albums. But, it does have Symptom of the Universe, that gives it at least a good rating.
CrimsonGlory_ - 04.03.2015 at 12:04  
Rating: 10 This is one of my favorite albums of all time not only just from the Sabbath discography, but from the whole heavy metal history. I can't imagine voting it any less than 10/10 , as from my point of view, it is just flawless. Sabotage should not be cherished only for the fan-favorite tracks like "Hole in the Sky" or "The Thrill of it All" or "Symptom of the Universe," (which, I think, is the earliest example of a thrash metal song) but also for the epics like "megalomania," "Am I going insane" and "The Writ." These songs are musical and lyrical masterpieces. I would like to make a special emphasis on the lyrics of "Megalomania," a song which certainly is "like a trip inside a separate mind." Tony, Geezer, Ozzy and Bill, the fantastic four of heavy metal music, deliver, as they have always done before.

Overall, I just want to say that Sabotage truly is a frustratingly underrated album. It is no less great than, say Paranoid, or Master of Reality. This 1975 masterpiece will remain one of the most satisfying heavy metal releases till the end of time.
Ruchesko - 21.04.2015 at 22:25  
Rating: 6 Umm, it certainly starts well...

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